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11.21.16 - Calplug Semiannual workshop #10 held at Calit2

Joy Pixley, CalPlug, was one of the presenters at Calplug workshop #10


CalPlug Semiannual Workshop #10 was held Nov. 9, at Calit2.

The California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug) was established to improve energy efficiency in the use and design of appliances and consumer electronic devices.

This semiannual workshop was created to coordinate research efforts and maximize communication about energy efficiency among industry stakeholders. These programs have attracted experts from industry, government and academic institutions.

At this event, invited speakers shared presentations which highlighted new technologies, market trends, standards and services. Technical innovations, barriers to implementation and alternative business models were also addressed.

PDFs of presentations can be downloaded below:   

Welcome, G.P. Li, Director - Calit2/California Plug Load Research Center 

Opening Remarks, Doug Johnson, Vice President - Consumer Technology Association 

ZNE/Zero Net Energy buildings, Mindy Craig, Principal – BluePoint Planning 

Roadmap, QPL, Projector Buddy & Review of CalPlug, Michael Klopfer, CalPlug

SIM home, Linyi Xia, CalPlug

Energy Channel, Sergio Gago, Calit2

Introduction to 15-310 projects, Bradley Meister, California Energy Commissioner 

Steve Schmidt, Home Energy Analytics 

PMUI, Joy Pixley, CalPlug

Plug Load Savings Potential of Commercial Food Service Equipment, Mark Finck, Fisher Nickel, Inc. 

Flexible Control Strategies for Plug loads,  Angela Chung, EPRI 

Mobile Efficiency for Plug Load Devices, Vojin Zivojnovic, Aggios, Inc. 

Efficiency and ZNE-Ready Plug Loads, Rich Brown, LBNL 

For more information about CalPlug visit

-- Sharon Henry